Monthly Archives: February 2014

Writing historical fiction using iPads

I’ve just had a read of a fantastic blog post outlining a lesson sequence to write historical fiction.  You can read the full article at http://mrparkinsonict.blogspot.com/2013/02/epic-citadel-igniting-childrens.html Although the author did it with Y5 students, the actual lesson sequence could work really well with older year groups.  The key ingredient is a high quality, immersive, environment […]

Glogster French Year 9 class

We just have finished our glogs.  My French Year 9 students enjoyed them and I think they did really well! What a great way to memorise a topic or just to learn it! or even, to learn to research for vocabulary and expressions…. Joelle.  

iCreate G&T ASA, Book Creator and transferring videos via Airdrop

SC and I are running an ASA called iCreate for Gifted and Talented students from Year 6 and Year/Grade 7&8. It’s been popular with almost twenty sign ups and good attendance so far. Students clearly want to engage with the iPads. Last week we used Puppet Pals and Puppet Pals 2 to create animations. The […]

Glogster

This month we’ve been using Glogster to explore opportunities to create interactive posters.  The ability to combine different forms of media on a single display is really appealing.  Glogster itself has a range of publicly Glogs that enable you to see what’s possible by combining video, images and other embed-able content. I’m going to get […]

Using the MAP score

Hi, At the moment I am working on how we can use the MAP results to help our students.  For each student taking the reading test, a lexile range is given.  These results can be found in LDD department.  You can then use the conversion table to find the text level that relates to that […]